Last year at about this time, I needed a change. The proposal I’d submitted to Kensington had been rejected, and the only book I’d written was a novella which took me way longer than it should have.
I love westerns, but I needed to write something different. So, I dusted off an old idea I had a few years ago and came up with a plan.
I love science fiction in general, particularly if it has some fantasy mixed in, and I had an idea for a trilogy set in the far future.
At the time, I was up to my ten-gallon hat brim in my cowboy stories and didn’t have the time or the ambition to develop the idea, but I stored it away and knew it would come in handy later. The time wasn’t right then, but when it was, I sat down and wrote 20,000 words of pre-writing in a matter of a week and a half.
The story, which still has a working title of Innocence Lost, book 1 of WHEN THE STARS FALL, is set in the year of 3523 and it may be a new adult science-fiction/fantasy. (***Think Sara J. Maas sexual heat level***). It depends on how old I make the main characters and who they respond to the crap I throw at them. It opens with an attack on the congress building of the Coalition of Autonomous Worlds in Manhattan, New York, which then spirals into the first-ever galactic war.
The romance is of two star-crossed soldiers who meet during a battle. The hero of the story is the prince of a unified Earth… But he’s not Human and the heroine is half human and half alien from another planet he is forbidden by his parents (the king and queen) to love.
I’m so excited about this story and can’t wait to share it with you. But it may be a while, as I’m just finishing it. I’m hoping to get this traditionally published.
Wish me luck with my new adventure!